Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4

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Sustaining Sound Theatre Company, a new professional theater company that seeks to support local and global causes through the creation and presentation of meaningful theatrical experiences, proudly presents a benefit production of "Little Women, the Broadway Musical"with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland, from April 4 to April 21, 2013 on Thursday-Friday-Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm at Stage52LA, located at 5299 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016. A champagne and appetizer reception will follow the opening night performance on April 4.

"Little Women, the Broadway Musical" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), and all proceeds from this production will be sent to Forever Found, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the rescue and restoration of victims of the domestic human trafficking industry. More information may be found at www.foreverfound.org.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), "Little Women, the Broadway Musical" follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America with their beloved mother Marmee in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when the story was written. The wonderful narrative has been brought to life in the exhilarating Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart.

The cast of "Little Women, the Broadway Musical" features SNL alum Gail Matthius, Robert Towers ("Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and the voice of Snoopy in "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"), Arnold Livingston-Geis (L.A. Opera) and Kristin Towers-Rowles (2011 Breakthrough Musical Theatre Performer of the Year), along with Emily King Brown, Cindy Bullock, Rachel Geis, Brooke Johnson (Beth on April 5-7, 11 and 18), Jason Peter Kennedy, Carly Linehan, Hannah Provisor (Beth on April 4, 12-14, 19-21), and Andrew Wade.

"This is truly an exciting endeavor to create theater of the highest caliber while giving back to those who need help and restoration. The cast and production team include some of the top professionals in the Los Angeles Theater community," states Kristin Towers-Rowles, the Co-Artistic Director of Sustaining Sound (and granddaughter of MGM star, Kathryn Grayson).

Co-Artistic Director Rebekah Hellerman continues, "There is something magical that happens when you bring together talented artists to create for a cause outside of themselves. The caliber of talent in our cast and creative team already assures a beautiful piece of art. But when you give these professionals a purpose, a cause to champion, the art they create rises to a new level of excellence."

General admission tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/337140) or by calling 800-838-3006.

More information may be obtained by contacting Ryan Rowles, Sustaining Sound's Producer and Managing Director, at 818-427-2307 or via email to sustainingsound@gmail.com. More show and Sustaining Sound Theatre Company information can be found on Facebook.

Photos by Shari Barrett

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
The Four March Sisters, Forever. - with Kristin Towers Rowles, Carly Linehan, Rachel Geis and Hannah Provisor.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
Marmee reads a letter from her husband. - with Kristin Towers Rowles, Carly Linehan, Gail Wirth, Rachel Geis and Hannah Provisor.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
Five For All Forever - with Carly Linehan, Rachel Geis, Arnold Livingston Geis, Kristin Towers Rowles and Brooke Johnson.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
The March Sisters invite Laurie to be the Brother they never had - Carly Linehan, Hannah Provisor, Rachel Geis, Arnold Livingston Geis and Kristin Towers Rowles.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
Mr. Laurence plays the piano with Beth - with Robert Towers and Brooke Johnson.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
John Brooke and Meg meet - with Andrew Wade, Arnold Livingston Geis, Kristin Towers Rowles and Rachel Geis.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
The March sisters get ready for the ball - with Rachel Geis and Kristin Towers Rowles.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4
Jo listens as Laurie describes the adventures they will go on together - with Rachel Geis and Arnold Livingston Geis.

Photo Coverage: First Look at LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, Opening at Stage52, 4/4

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Shari Barrett Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in local secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as an independent publicist to "get the word out" about smaller theaters throughout the Los Angeles area. As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city work together to articulate a vision for the theatre community of Greater Los Angeles. Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles. Shari is honored to serve her hometown as a contributor to Broadway World.


 
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